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Brooklyn Conservatives’ Annual Brunch and Presentation of Ronald Reagan Americanism Award

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th @ Bay Ridge Manor (76th & 5th Av, Brooklyn) 12 noon. Join us at Annual event with friends, members, electeds and candidates. We will present local civic leader, veteran and advocate Ray Aalbue with the Ronald Reagan Americanism Award. We will also enjoy the always insightful E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy, our Key Note Speaker. Tickets only $60pp payable to Kings County Conservative Party mail to 486 78th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Q: Comment on the blog, or email

Brooklyn Conservatives’ Candidates Need Your Support: Sign Petition When we visit or by appointment at your convenience!

March 17 - Brooklyn Conservatives are knocking on doors of registered Conservative Party members to collect signatures on candidates’ petitions. The Kings County Conservative Party has a complete slate of candidates and we are collecting signatures. Please do your part. Answer your doors for our people, sign the petitions (they are grey) and only sign Conservative Party petitions.

LET US MAKE A CONVENIENT APPOINTMENT WITH YOU: Just contact us through the blog or email and someone will contact you to come collect your signature at time of your choosing.

Malliotakis Co-Sponsors Bill to Strip Funding for ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

This in from Assemblywoman Malliotakis


CONTACT: Paul Marrone
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February 22, 2016

Malliotakis Co-Sponsors Bill to Strip Funding for ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) has recently signed on to A8552A, legislation authored by Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C-Suffolk County) that would prohibit local governments from interfering with federal homeland security laws. The bill, known as the New Yorkers Combating Alien Recidivism and Ending Sanctuary (NY CARES) Act, seeks to prevent the existence of “sanctuary cities”, municipalities that take steps to prohibit cooperation between their law enforcement agencies and federal immigration officials.

In 2014 the New York City Council enacted two resolutions, Local Law No. 58 and Local Law No. 59, which would significantly impede cooperation between the New York City Department of Correction (DOC), NYPD, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by prohibiting DOC and NYPD from honoring immigration detainers unless accompanied by a federal warrant and the person:

(1)   Has either been convicted of a violent or serious crime, or
(2)   Is identified as a possible match on in the terrorist screening database. (N.Y.C. Admin. Code §§ 9-131, 14-154).

The NY CARES Act would prohibit state funding to any county, city, town or village determined to be in willful violation.  The local municipality would be tasked with communicating proof of compliance to the State Comptroller before any state funds are disbursed.

According to the NYPD’s Summary of Statistics on ICE Detainers from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, the Department received 504 civil immigration detainers.  Only 30 detainers were honored and 474 were denied.  Not one individual was transferred from the NYPD to ICE.

In a memo titled Civil Immigration Enforcement: Guidance on the Use of Detainers in the Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Criminal Justice Systems, dated December 21, 2012, then-Director of ICE John Morton advised that ICE agents should issue a detainer only under the following conditions:

(1)   The individual has a prior felony conviction or has been charged with a felony;

(2)   The individual has three or more prior misdemeanor convictions;

(3)   The individual has a misdemeanor conviction or has been charged with a misdemeanor involving:

a.      violence, threats, or assault,
b.      sexual abuse or exploitation,
c.       driving under the influence of a controlled substance,
d.      unlawful flight from the scene of an accident,
e.      unlawful possession or use of a deadly weapon,
f.        the distribution or trafficking of a controlled substance, or
g.      other significant threat to public safety, or

(4)   The individual has been convicted of illegal entry into the country;

(5)   The individual has illegally re-entered the country after a previous removal;

(6)   The individual has an outstanding order of removal;

(7)   The individual has been found by an immigration officer or an immigration judge to have knowingly committed immigration fraud; or

(8)   The individual otherwise poses a significant risk to national security, border security, or public safety.

“ICE limits the issuance of civil detainers to situations where the individual is considered dangerous or has already been convicted of breaking the law.  So, the fact that the City of New York honored less than 6% of civil detainers truly alarms me,” said Assemblywoman Malliotakis.  “First the city kicks federal immigration authorities out of Riker’s Island, and now refuses to comply with federal detainer requests.  We cannot continue to turn a blind eye as New York City breaks federal law. The State of New York should punish this unlawful behavior and force the city to comply with the law for the protection of its citizens.”

Assemblywoman Malliotakis is also expressing frustration with legislation introduced in the New York City Council that would provide voting rights to non-citizens and those unlawfully living in the United States.

“The lack of urgency from Washington to reform and enforce immigration laws and reign in sanctuary cities is leading to very flawed, misguided, and potentially dangerous policies at the local level,” Assemblywoman Malliotakis added.  “Extending the privilege of voting to non-citizens and those in our country illegally devalues United States citizenship and further erodes the incentive to enter the country through safe and proper channels.”


Thank you,

Nicole Malliotakis

Brooklyn Conservatives take NYC Council to shed for raising their pay while Police and Firefighters Must beg

Brooklyn Conservatives call on Republican and Conservative supported NYC Council members who support a pay raise for themselves while Police and Firefighters go years on expired contracts and fight for raises far below the standard of living, to stop and vote against this deal for themselves. It is unconscionable. The council members were not sent to City Hall for this and Brooklyn Conservatives do not support this bit of self-dealing. Time to do the right thing and turn this around if possible. Raise your voices folks!


Press Release form Assemblywoman Malliotakis



Nicholas Chamberas


NEW YORK — On Thursday, New York State Chair of Senator Marco Rubio for President, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, announced a list of New York Republican and Conservative leaders supporting Senator Marco Rubio for President of the United States. This is the first round of New York endorsements announced and consists of elected officials and political party officials from across the State.

“We are excited to announce this list of New York leaders who have joined Marco’s growing team from around the nation and who believe Marco Rubio is the person to lead the United States into a New American Century. There is strong support across New York State for Marco Rubio’s vision and plan to achieve a job-creating economy, strong national security, and preserve the American Dream,” said Assemblywoman Malliotakis. “Marco’s consistent performance in the debates, along with his unique depth of knowledge about foreign affairs and national security issues, make him the clear choice to unite and represent the Republican Party and, ultimately, defeat Hillary Clinton next year.

The New York State Presidential Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

New Yorkers Endorsing Marco Rubio for President

Rockland County Executive Ed Day

Oswego County Clerk Michael Backus

State Senator Phil Boyle

State Assemblymember Marc Butler

State Assemblymember Andrew Garbarino

State Assemblymember Chad Lupinacci

State Assemblymember Dean Murray
State Assemblymember Anthony Palumbo
Albany County Republican Party Chair Christine Benedict
Bronx County Republican Party Chair John Greaney
Bronx County Conservative Party Chair William Newmark

Broome County Republican Party Chair Bijoy Datta

Chemung County Republican Chair Rodney Strange

Kings County (Brooklyn) Republican Party Chair Craig Eaton (former)

Kings County (Brooklyn) Republican Party Vice Chair Thomas McCarthy (former)

Kings County (Brooklyn) Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar

Kings County (Brooklyn) Conservative Party Vice Chair Fran Vella-Marrone

Republican State Committeeperson Doug Breakell (Albany)

Republican State Committeeperson Michael Kennealy (Albany)

Republican State Committeeperson Lillian Lagazzo (Richmond)

Republican State Committeeperson Henry Lallave (Kings)

Republican State Committeeperson Paul Marrone (Richmond)

Republican State Committeeperson John Martin (Bronx)

Republican State Committeeperson John Pawson (Kings)

Republican State Committeeperson Veronica Pawson (Kings)

Republican State Committeeperson JC Polanco (Bronx)

Republican State Committeeperson Anthony Ribustello (Bronx)

Republican State Committeeperson Yamile Salman (Bronx)

Republican District Leader Carmine Raimondi (Richmond)

Co-Chair of New York State College Republicans Patrick Cronin


Thank you,

Nicole Malliotakis

Zadroga reauthorization just Common Sense

Read Jerry Kassar’s Common Sense: Protecting First Responders @

“It is estimated that there are 30,000-plus individuals with 9/11-related illnesses. Many have only been identified in the past four years and some could take as long as another eight years before they manifest themselves.”

Assemblymember Malliotakis and others call for ban on NYS relations with Cuba citing refusal to extradite fugitive cop killer Chesimard

Assemblymembers sent this message to the Governor.



October 27, 2015

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We write to you today to enlist your support in ensuring that flights to and from Cuba are denied at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey facilities until fugitive Joanne Chesimard, the woman convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper, is returned to the United States and Cuba changes its extradition laws that have long protected American fugitives.

As you are aware, Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, fled to Cuba after escaping from prison more than 30 years ago and remains on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. She is among the many fugitives who have been provided sanctuary by the Cuban government. A similar request was recently made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and is supported by Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. We are asking that you add your voice to their effort.

While we have expressed a different opinion than yours regarding the decision to re-open relations with Cuba and remain opposed because of the communist nation’s record on human rights and supporting anti-American interests, we all should be able to agree that absolutely no travel or business between New York and Cuba should occur until this fugitive is returned to United States authorities to be brought to justice and Cuba’s extradition laws are changed.

We believe that, at the very least, the resolution of issues involving run-away criminals must take priority over any further actions to normalize relations between the United States and the island nation. We hope you will join Gov. Christie to request that the Port Authority keep airline service prohibited.

As representatives of this great state, we appreciate the time taken to review this matter. We hope you will see the legitimacy of our concerns, and that you will ultimately see fit to join the call to restrict travel until rightful action is taken.




Nicole Malliotakis                                           Brian M. Kolb

Assemblywoman, 64th District                Assembly Minority Leader

Andrew R. Garbarino

Assemblyman, 2nd District

Anthony H. Palumbo, Assemblyman, 7 District

Michael J. Fitzpatrick                             Tom McKevitt

Assemblyman, 8th District                    Assemblyman, 17th District


ShapeShapeAssemblyman, 21 District

Claudia Tenney

Assemblywoman, 101 District

Steven F. McLaughlin

Assemblyman, 107th District

Ken Blankenbush

Assemblyman, 117th District

Stephen Hawley Raymond Walter

Assemblyman, 139th District  Assemblyman, 146th District


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